Another week has flown by and we're still going strong in this household!
After my 200g weight gain last week I am so pleased that today I am 70.9 kg! Woo hoo! I haven't been under 71 for about three years and that last time was bloody hard work. Strict calorie counting and exercising everyday! And i was miserable and it all crept back, plus some.
And another cm of my waist. I can actually see my waist definition coming in and that is what pleases me more than any weight loss number. Pre children I had a lovely hour glass shape and I was always proud of my waist measurement of 23 inches. Now it's in the mid 30's ... but reducing.
Hubby is loosing ridiculous amounts, he's only been doing it for four weeks and is down 7 kg and his clothes are looking truly baggy all over. He keeps coming out in pants he put at the back of the wardrobe and showing how they fit, how much looser they are. He is so happy at what is happening and he is also amazed at this no hunger business. I'm chuffed that I was able to initiate a lifestyle change that resonates with both of us.
I facebooked Nora to tell her how her book has changed my life and my husband's. It is so sustainable and enjoyable. My latest breakfast or should I say brunch as I don't eat till about 11:30am is blood sausage with three eggs scrambled in butter with vintage cheddar cheese or three egg omelette (I've found this the magic number to keep me full till early evening) with cheese and chilli powder and smoked salmon with wasabi and pickled ginger or tomato slices sauteed in butter with slices of sauteed blood sausages and slices of thick sliced haluumi cheese, delicious flavours.
Last night I roasted two free range hormone free chickens slathered in butter and himalayan salt, stuffed with half a lemon and rosemary and my god did we enjoy that chicken skin, completely guilt free. My husband still cracks up laughing at what I feed him but the results speak for themselves. He just shakes his head at me if I feel some rumbling late afternoon and I have a small cup of cream to tide me over till tea is cooked. He doesn't like cream so he gets macadamia nuts.
I also feel my weight loss this week is attributed to the fact I had three alcohol free evenings and I've introduced nettle tea to my herbal blend and I feel that is helping rid me of unwanted fluid. The Painters are nearly here and normally I'm retaining water big time. Fingers all puffy etc but at the moment nothing plus the weight loss on the scales. So yay for nettle tea.
So off I go for another week, so funny all this spare time now as I'm not obsessing with food, not going to the fridge, opening it, then shutting it quick while berating myself for having no willpower. Poor my old self, you couldn't help it you were poisoning yourself and feeding your addiction with grains and wheat. Go my new self!!